Karyn Kiser

Literature professor

Karyn played for the very first time on a date with David Dahl-Hansson, not knowing it was the start of a duplex permanent relationship.

She married David only a few years later and settled her commitment to pinball by winning the Women’s World Championship in Las Vegas.

If her Swedish studies didn’t take up so much time, she would definately play more than the once per week she currently has time for.

David Dahl-Hansson

English professor

David started playing as a teenager in Gothenburg, but really got hooked and began competing when he lived in Colorado.

The thing he loves most about pinball is it’s analog quality, in a day and age when so much is filtered through elecronic devices.

He competes every month and is most happy about his split-flipper silver medal and sixth place in the Swedish championships.

Mats Holmquist


Mats started playing in high school, when Jack in the Box soon turned him into an enthusiast. Thirty years later he bought it from an online ad.

When he doesn’t collect jazz relics and records, he runs a pinball arcade with a group of friends where he regularly puts on tournaments.

His best competition result is making the quarter finals of the Swedish championships in the classic division.

Claes Johansson


It began when his brother traded a moped for an old Bally Cosmos. But it really took off when he started repairing machines in high school.

He thinks his stubbornness led to his now widely recognized mechanical know-how, enduring a punishing line of errors for each fixer upper.

The great prize being his friends playing the working machines with him, often many days at a time, soon mastering every shot.